Newbury Park | California

​​Banyan Elementary School PTA

Abilities Awareness Week​




​Abilities Awareness Week is a program that gives Banyan students a glimpse of what it would be like to have different abilities. During this is a very exciting and important “life lesson” week, students participate in hands-on activities and learn about what it is like to have different "abilities."  The goal of this week is to help our students understand that we all have a variety of differences as well as similarities and have the need for respect, acceptance, inclusion, and friendship.​ Parents, grandparents and friends may attend our Opening and Closing ceremonies.

Get Involved!

We need parents, grandparents, and friends to help run 5 unique hands-on stations in the MPR. No previous experience is necessary and step-by-step instructions will be provided. Activities include, but are not limited to:

  • Fine Motor Station: students string cereal while wearing socks on their hands
  • Vision Station: students try to put a puzzle together while wearing a blindfold

About the Nametags Assembly Program
One Revolution Foundation motto, “It’s not what happens to you. It’s what you do with what happens to you,” teaches students the 4 Ss of Resilience, questions we ask ourselves when things go wrong. The intentionally universal message encourages students to apply the tools in resilience and see obstacles as opportunities for growth and learning instead of roadblocks. We all face challenges. How we address our challenges determines our success.  Nametags Assembly Program looks at the labels, often the limitations, we put on ourselves and others. 

Many thanks to our current

and past special guests:


  2020 | Program Information

  January 24 | Nametags Assembly Program: Grades 3-5

                      Nametags Parent and Teacher Resources

                      Special Guest: TBD

  January 27 - 31 | Sensory Station sessions

  February 1 | Closing Ceremony at Bobcat Assembly

                      Special Guests:  Newbury Park High School & Sparkle Cheerleaders

 SignUp to help facilitate our stations | Volunteer times organized by classroom!

For more information, please contact Jenn Miller, Abilities Awareness Coordinator